The Orico USB 3 3.5” sata drive enclosure arrived today. Unplugged the MediaSonic enclosure, dismantled it, and removed the hdd from it. Put it in the Orico, sealed it up, plugged everything in.
Computer discovered it, loaded new drivers for the new enclosure. Drive was momentarily visible in Explorer…. then it disappeared.
I saw it in Device Manager, in HDD Sentinel, and even crappy SeaGate Tools could see and test it, but it was missing from Disk Management and Windows Explorer.
So, I went down the check list: removed it from device manager, and ‘scan for changes’. Still not visible. Swapped ports.. still no joy.
*sigh* Rebooted, checked BIOS.. all good. Continued to login, and TADA!
Will be sending the MediaSonic (marketed as Hotway Rock HDL-SU3B 3.5in USB3.0 External Enclosure in Australia) to the programmer of HDD Sentinel. Maybe he can figure out how to get it to report HDD data (errors, write failures etc etc) before a catastrophic failure happens so others can use them.